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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A story, especially about things that are imagined or made up.

Usage examples (36)
  • Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
  • Three of these ten solidly professional stories, including the title tale, are new, the rest from original anthologies.
  • The title tale communicates the disturbance caused by the reentrance of a former acquaintance into the life of a busy writer.
  • He recalls a tale from the heroic age of Fleet Street: for more
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